Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria procumbens) 10ml
This 100% pure wintergreen oil has been chosen by our qualified practitioner for its therapeutic qualities. Supplied in a beautiful, thick glass bottle to protect the oil from light and breakage.
Aroma: Sweet, spicy, refreshing, minty
Country of Origin: Nepal
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Fragrance Note: Top
Plant Part: Leaf
The Health Benefits of Wintergreen Oil
History tells us that American Indians reportedly used wintergreen plant or herb for treating rheumatism, back pain, fever, sore throats and headache. Wintergreen is a group of aromatic plants and produces gaultheria oil. This oil is a pale yellow or pinkish fluid liquid that is strongly aromatic with a sweet woody odour. The plant and its oil have been used in traditional medicine as an anodyne, analgesic, carminative, topical rubefacient and astringent. This oil can also be used for Yoga.
Wintergreen oil is obtained by steam distillation of the warmed, water-macerated leaves. It is used interchangeably with sweet birch oil or methyl salicylate for flavouring foods, candies toothpaste and gum. The leaves and oil are used to make medicine.
Produces Methyl Salicylate
Wintergreen is the one of the two plants in the world that naturally contain methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is known for its analgesic and antiseptic properties. It also provides fragrance to organic products and acts as a bait to attract orchid bees. The methyl salicylate and salicylic acid acts like a natural aspirin and greatly reduces the pain.
Acne: Diluted wintergreen oil will help treat and prevent acne by fully absorbing into the skin. This acts as a powerful antiseptic and cleanser. Use a drop with carrier oil such as coconut oil, which is also beneficial for the skin.
Carminative: The oil can be rubbed on the belly and can act as a medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing.
Cures pains and fevers: Wintergreen oil is brilliant for treating bone and muscle soreness. This oil cures the following pains and fevers
- Arthritic Pain
- Cartilage Injury
- Tight shoulders
- Joint Pain
- Pulled Muscle
- Pinched Nerve
- Bone spurs
- Muscle pain
Cures Eczema and tooth decay: Eczema and tooth decay and also be treated using drops of the oil.
Diuretic: The diuretic property of essential oil of wintergreen comes from its stimulating qualities. It stimulates the organs in the urinary system and filtration of water by the kidneys, thereby increasing the frequency and quantity of urine.
Dandruff: A drop to your daily shampoo can help you combat dandruff.
Reduces Hypertension, Stress and Inflammation: The wondrous oil cures hypertension and inflammation.
Tendonitis: Tendons can sometimes have inflammation. This infection of the tendons can be treated by using the wintergreen oil.
Emenagogue: The condition of having obstructed menstruation is a big issue and it should not be taken lightly as it can lead to problems like uterine cancer and ulcers. It results in pain in the abdominal region, irritation, annoyance, hair loss, failing health and various feminine problems. The wintergreen oil opens up menstruation and also helps get rid of problems like nausea, fatigue, and pain associated with difficult periods.
Astringent: Wintergreen oil induces contractions in muscle tissue, skin, blood vessels and hair roots. These contraction of muscles and skin adds firmness to the muscles and lift to the skin, making you feel better and look younger
Reduces Cellulite and Obesity
The essential oil works on the cellulite and obesity by increasing the blood flow and reduces thus obesity level.
Used to cure insomnia and respiratory disorders
This incredible oil cures sleeping disorders and also helps patients who have asthma, chest congestion and sore throat.